The AccuDexa device from Schick Technologies, Inc. is a bone densitometer that estimates bone mineral density (BMD) of the middle finger of the non-dominant hand. It is a selfcontained, table-top unit, employing dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) technology. After the finger is scanned, results are generated in less than one minute.
Operating the AccuDexa is just as easy. After placing the patient's hand in the unit, just follow a simple set of commands in the view screen. In 30 seconds you have the results you need. It's as simple as taking their blood pressure!
AccuDexa assesses the phalanx of the middle finger. This BMD value is a relative indicator of bone density elsewhere in the body. AccuDexa BMD estimates can also be used as an aid to the physician in determining fracture risk.
Additionally, phalangeal density tests have shown in studies with Radiographic Absorptiometry to be more predictive than both forearm and spine BMD tests in predicting vertebral deformity.
AccuDexa: The only name to consider in BMD assessment
Indications for use The AccuDexa is a dual-energy X-ray device indicated for use in estimating the bone density (BMD) of the middle finger of the non-dominant hand. This BMD value is a relative indicator of bone density elsewhere in the body. The AccuDexa’s BMD estimates can be used as an aid to the physician in determining fracture risk.
- This X-ray unit may be dangerous to the patient and operator unless safe operating instructions are observed.
- The need or appropriateness for BMD measurements of phalanges in the management of renal osteodystrophy has not yet been established.